Matt Barnes Comments on Derek Fisher Incident

January 15th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
The Memphis Grizzlies are set to host Derek Fisher's New York Knicks on Saturday night at FedEx Forum, but the clash will represent more than an intriguing cross-conference showdown.

Rather, the game will serve as the backdrop for the first meeting between Fisher and Grizzlies swingman Matt Barnes since the two were reportedly involved in a physical confrontation last October, stemming from the coach's relationship with Barnes' estranged wife, per Ian Mohr of the New York Post (h/t Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports). 

While Barnes recently finished serving a two-game suspension for his role in the altercation, he made it clear he's lost respect for his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate. In fact, Barnes plans to avoid Fisher all together Saturday night. 

"I don’t talk to snakes," Barnes told the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. 

However, Barnes didn't discount the possibility of the two meeting once his career comes to an end. 

"I know I got to keep my mouth shut because then he’ll run and tell," Barnes said, per Bondy. "So we’re focused on playing ...

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